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Cocoa Chia Pudding

We are getting ready for our warm South Florida Spring and Summer with this cool snack (it can very well be a breakfast or dessert). Chia seeds, cocoa, fresh berries and coconut come together for a naturally sweetened gluten free delight!

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Vegan Thai Coconut

The following Vegan Tahi Coconut Soup is a nice option as an appetizer or main dish. You can always  add your favorite julienned vegetables  to make it heartier.

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Refreshing Watermelon Salad with Avocado and Feta

This salad was offered in one of our recent cooking classes.  It was a hit to say the least!  The recipe was inspired from one of my favorite chefs Caroline Randall, she wrote Soul Food with Love.  The simplicity and combination of flavors are a perfect match.  This is a great salad to make during […]

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Can I bring some beer or wine?

Absolutely. Bring your favorite bottle of wine. Most people do, however, The Real Food Academy does not possess a liquor license and therefore will not serve wine or any alcoholic beverages to anyone in the class.

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Do I have to bring my own glasses and cups?

No, we will provide them for you and your guests. Please let us know the type of glasses you need.

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Goat Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust

Spring break has arrived to South Florida and with it visiting friends and family. Having a full house involves large breakfasts menus and we have decided to share this one with all of you since is one of our favorites.  It takes about an hour to make and it can be refrigerated for a few […]

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Breakfast of Champions Smoothie

I had the opportunity of serving this Smoothie on our last presentation at Macy's Dadeland Mall as part of their event "Breakfast at Macy's" (a remake of the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's). Everyone was fascinated with its flavor but most importantly, with the fact that adding Spinach and Avocado to a breakfast smoothie can improve […]

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are perfect for "on the run".  Make them the night before and have them for breakfast.  take to the office and have them for an afternoon snack.  It has a minimal amount of sugar (use honey or maple syrup). You can use Carob Nibs instead of the chocolate chips and reduce the sugar […]

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Island Chicken Salad

If you have leftover chicken, make this refreshing salad with tropical mangoes, tomatoes and cucumbers.  You can have your little ones helping to shred the Romain lettuce and the chicken.  This can be a fun family bonding time!     Shredded chicken sliced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and a homemade vinagrette

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Mixed Fruit with Orange Mascarpone Cream

Easy and Delicious.  Perfect for all year round.  Fruit can be substituted  for seasonal ones.  Making the Marscapone cream is so easy that your kids can help.  This dish can be served in a waffle basket, waffle cone or in a nice fancy glass! Mix fruit covered with cream.

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What's on the menu for this weeks kids class?

What's on the menu for this weeks kids class? Every week we publish the upcoming weeks menu on our Facebook page. We normally have it posted no later than Wednesday!  Click Here to go to our Facebook page. We are currently working on adding the "menu" to each of the actual classes so they will […]

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Healthy Turkey Sheppard’s Mini Pies

We love to celebrate all the different festive holidays from around the world! St Patrick's Day is a day to cheer up with food and drinks. At our academy,  we create recipes that are cleaner and leaner without sacrificing  flavor. This recipe for mini Shepard's pies is a great rendition of the traditional one and […]

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St Patrick’s Green Spinach Pancakes

We all know that those artificial food colors are not healthy and are suspected of having links to behavioral and health problems. At The Real Food Academy, we teach our students how to use natural food color using fruits or vegetables, not only changes the color but makes them healthier for you. St Patrick’s Green […]

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I'm coming to Saturday cooking class for the first time. Do I need to bring anything?

Yes, One thing! If your child has long hair, please have it pulled back and tied up neatly and pulled out of the face of your child upon arriving to class!

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Are you kosher?

NO

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What type of food do you cook for the Saturday cooking class for kids?

We are not limited to any one cuisine. Every week we prepare your kids favorite foods! It may be Italian one week, American the next week, Asian, Latin and more. No matter the cuisine, you can always count on us showing your kids how to prepare their favorite foods in the most health way!

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Green Machine Smoothie

Ok, this is it! If you want your kids to eat their greens....this will be it! Just toss a hand full of spinach in this delicious smoothie to get all your nutrients.  In fact, have your kids help you make it.  The fruit disguises the spinach flavor, therefore, your kids will enjoy it! In this […]

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Chicken Stock- Homemade

I present you  with our Homemade Chicken Stock: Eleven ingredients (all REAL Foods), 0 preservatives, 0 added salt or "natural"  flavors, 0 cane sugar and a much needed low sodium option to the canned stuff- should I continue? You just need a little time to make this recipe and the outcome can last for weeks […]

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Superfoods Florida Salad

This mix of greens and superfoods can become part of a wrap a side or a meal on its own. You can top it with baked pieces of tofu, fish or chicken breast. Make it for dinner, take it to the office or a picnic and you will be replenishing your body with REAL foods […]

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Banana Sushi

The following is a quick snack that even the little ones can make on their own! Whole wheat tortilla, rich sunflower butter, bananas and cocoa powder come together for a snack, breakfast or dessert. There are so many variations to this recipe, we will let you decide and share which is your favorite. Some suggestions […]

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Our Perfect Veggie Burger

As vegetarians(or not), we need to add protein to our bodies. The following recipe is "pumped" with plant-based proteins from beans, seeds and oats. As a vegetarian, this is one of my to go recipes when I want a burger (you don't need to be vegetarian in order to savor this baby!).  At The Real […]

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Raw Nut Milkshake

User beware: This is not your classic Milkshake! Times have changed, more than ever, people are conscious of what the food they put in their bodies and how this affects their energy levels, weight and overall health. I know this because we work with these people on a daily basis.  On this topic, we want to […]

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Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw with Apples

Did you know that  in March we  celebrate the National Colon Cancer Awareness month? Yep! That's right, the Colon is such an important part of our digestive system, part of its job is to move out the residue of  our body(by this I mean the stuff that our body does not need). Keeping the Colon […]

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Which Vegetable Is Hailed As The New Beef?

Spring is in the air in South Florida, and today I'm really excited to share one of my favorite recipes which includes a vegetable (from the cabbage family) with such a high carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, it's now acclaimed as the "new beef." Can you guess which veggie I'm talking about? Hailed as the "new beef," Kale […]

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What are the hours for summer/winter camp?

The official hours are from 9am to 3pm.  However early drop off and late pick up can be arranged for a small additional fee.

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Can I stay in the class with my child during the cooking class?

No.  Parents are invited to hang out in what we call the chill out room.  This room is connected to to the room where your child is, but is separated by glass.  However, you are more than welcome to come into the room to take pictures. In fact we encourage it!

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How do I register for the class? How do I pay? Do you allow walk-ins?

All registrations for Saturday class are done through our on-line calendar.  This will provide us the information we need in advance to be properly prepared for the class.  Sorry..no walk-ins.

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What do I need to bring?

Nothing.  Just an appetite!

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What is the maximum number of kids I can invite?

We have hosted as many as 40 children but 35 max is recommended to ensure everything gets the kind of attention we want them to have.

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Is there enough room for the parents to stay at the party?

Yes, we have lots of room. In fact, we offer additional services to make your stay at the party as much fun for you, as it is for the kids. Order from our Adult Party platters, bring wine, beer or other beverages (no hard alcohol please) and have a party within a party. Bring some […]

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Can I invite young kids as young as 2 years old?

Yes, as long as they are accompanied by their parent who will provide their undivided attention to that child.

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Can I bring a Piñata?

Yes! Of course! Come a little early and decorate anyway you want (during the time allocated to you, the room is yours)

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Do you provide plates, napkins, candles or forks for the cake?

No.  In our experience, most times the cake plates, napkins etc. will be part of a theme.  We, along with the parents have found it better to leave this to the parents.  However we are more than happy to help in a pinch.

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Can I bring a cake?

Yes!

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The form asked me to enter the estimated number of children but I am not sure yet. Can I change this number as we get closer to the party?

Yes. You will receive a series of emails from The Real Food Academy after you make the deposit.  One of the emails will be regarding the Final Head Count.  That form needs to be returned to us no later than 1 day before the party.

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Ratatouille Casserole

  The french dish Ratatouille is a variation of similar dishes from the mediterranean, you can have it as a main or side dish, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  At The Real Food Academy, we like this dish not only for its rich taste but also because is nutritous and  fun to make!  Kids and […]

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Thumbprint Cookies

Enough with feeding your kids or yourself with store-bought cookies! If you look at the label,  you can find many ingredients that are not necessarily what you want them to have(or that you might not even recognize!) Here is the solution:  Dates, sun butter, oats and fruit preserves come together to form a most delish […]

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Kale Caesar Salad

Kale is here to stay. A "wild" member of the cabbage family, this rough green can be cooked or made into salads such as the classic Caesar Salad created by August Escoffier for his friend Caesar Ritz. Kale is high in fiber (which helps digestion), full of phytonutrients which help detoxify our bodies and has a […]

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What is the parking situation?

We have a huge lot with tons of free parking behind our location.  If you're having a party, make sure to tell your guests about the rear parking when sending your invitations.

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Is it okay if I show up early and decorate?

Absolutely!  The space belongs to you during the hours that you booked the party.  Feel free to decorate it however you like!

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